Jan 21, 2013 2:30pm PST
hispanic migrants. immigration is another key issue for obama's second term. >> the obama white house will introduce a major piece of reform legislation on immigration. the problem is that it almost that's deal with what is sometimed called amnesty, legalizing people who are already in this country illegally. that is highly controversial, not just for republicans. >> there is much to do for president obama. and the countdown is on. he has just four more years in was to seal his legacy. >> just about 700,000 people turned out to ring in obama's new term, way down compared to the 1.8 million to turn out four years ago. >> clearly the excitement does not compare to the first term. what about here in europe. we asked people and politicians what they hoped to see from obama part 2. >> it is great he was reelected. he had four years and he has four more. it is a big opportunity. i think obama can now push the things that he wants to. things that are important to him. >> the u.s. is important to the global economy, so it is crucial that it manages to overcome the debt crisis. the main
Jan 18, 2013 6:00am PST
deflation and revitalize the economy. and he wants to reinforce ties with countries considered to be engines of growth. abe had hoped to make washington his first foreign visit. but u.s. officials couldn't find time because of president obama's inauguration. still, abe wants to visit as soon as possible. he says the alliance is the foundation of japanese security in an increasingly difficult environment. japanese and american diplomats have been struggling to agree on how to relocate a u.s. military base in okinawa. they've run into strong opposition from residents. on top of that, the americans have been pressuring the japanese to start talks on a free trade agreement. farmers and lobby groups are urging abe not to join the transpacific partnership. many wonder how abe will balance these pressures as he tries to achieve these goals. nhk world. >>> four days of anti-government protests in pakistan have come to an end. patchari raksawong joins us from bangkok with an update on the situation. patchari, good evening. >> good evening, gene. the protests may be over but the problems remain in pak
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
states. karzai expressed hope that u.s. and european technology would enhance the country's ability to defend itself. >> karzai met with u.s. president barack obama last week in washington. the two sides have agreed that afghan forces will take the lead in security operations starting this spring. u.s. troops will transition to a support role. unmanned drones help international forces in afghanistan collect intelligence on the 5,000 occasions last year. but afghan forces have lacked that technology, forcing them to rely on foreign allies for intelligence. international combat troops are scheduled to leave afghanistan by the end of 2014. time is running out to improve the capabilities of the of began military. and that wraps up our bulletin for today. >>> emerging economic powers still struggling with poverty. emboldened citizens still demanding democracy. the threat of violence, the push for peace, the shadow of conflict. get news and insight on south and southeast asia every weekday live from bangkok only on nhk world "newsline." >>> the candidate of prime minister abe approved a b
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
. u.s. president barack obama has been trying to reform gun control laws since the mass shooting last month at an elementary school in connecticut. his proposal has prompted protest rallies across the country. >>> assertions that part of a rocket launched by north korea in december was made in china could influence u.n. security council discussions. the body is considering possible responses to the launch. south korea's military has analyzed debris from the rocket salvaged from the yellow sea. including a first stage fuel tank. sources say some of the debris appears to be from china and four other countries. u.n. resolutions ban member countries from exporting missile parts to north korea. many countries view the launch as a test of the north's long-range missile technology. china has traditionally defended the north at the security council. >>> u.s.-based group human rights watch has called on the united nations to look into abuses at north korea. parents of a japanese abducted by the north joined the appeal. the group's tokyo office chief has said the world has focused on the north'